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Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO
Dr. Ernie Bowling is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometry Times. He received his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in Physiological Optics degrees from the UAB School of Optometry. Dr. Bowling is a Diplomate in the Primary Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He practices in Gadsden, AL.
New TFOS DEWS II report redefines dry eye
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PHD, FAAO, discusses the upcoming release of the TFOS DEWS II report and what ODs should expect with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Constructing the TFOS DEWS II report no easy task
Amy Gallant Sullivan, cofounder and executive director of TFOS, discusses what went into creating the DEWS II report with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Delaying the inevitable
Practicing optometry takes place in many locales, with the majority free of barriers to practice.
The future of optometry belongs to women
I’m also noticing changes at optometric meetings I attend. First, I see lots of young, fresh faces. While I was never the youngest OD in a crowd, now it seems I’m among the oldest. The second thing I’ve noticed is the ever-growing number of female ODs.
It’s just us
It’s the time of year when state legislatures convene to do the people’s business. Which means it is also the time optometry undertakes legislation to expand scope of practice to better care for our patients. For better or worse, we are a legislated profession.
I have an office mascot
I have an office mascot
Buddy is my little shadow. We’ve become inseparable. An energetic diminutive furball, he also serves as our unofficial office mascot.
It’s about ocular health, not sales
It’s about ocular health, not sales
Contact lenses are medical devices. I can write it again and again. These are not commodities.
Be present with your patients
Be present with your patients
Make a more deliberate effort to be present with your patients
Looking back at 2016
Looking back at 2016
Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016.
Does your practice have a hive mentality?
You’ve probably heard the term “hive mentality” before. Many times its meaning does not carry a positive connotation.